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  • Sandra Lee Larsen

    Click through for a magnificent PHOTO essay "Honey Hunters of Nepal," by Eric Valli. "High in Himalayan foothills, fearless Gurung men risk their lives to harvest the massive nests of the world's largest honeybee." They're risking life and limb to do so, too...terrifying photos; can't imagine taking them or doing this.

  • Char ZeeMa

    High in the Himalayan foothills, fearless Gurung men risk their lives to harvest the nests of the world's largest honeybee. The Gurung people populate Nepal's mountain valleys. Only about half a million in number, the Gurung people have made distinct and immense contributions to history and culture and have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to world peace and progress. In Nepal, Gurungs have and continue to play significant roles in all spheres of the country’s development.

  • Oskar

    Éric Valli is a French photographer and film director. He spent most of his career as a geographical photographer working for the National Geographic Magazine and The Sunday Times. Valli has shot a documentary with Diane Summers on the Honey hunters of Nepal documenting honey hunting by the Gurung tribesmen of west-central Nepal. In it, they enter the jungle in search of wild honey where they use indigenous tools under precarious conditions to collect honey.

  • Bron Larner

    Bees: High in Himalayan foothills, Gurung men harvest the massive nests of the world's largest honey bees.

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